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OpenSSL Heartbeat (Heartbleed) Client Memory Exposure

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OpenSSL Heartbeat (Heartbleed) Client Memory Exposure



This module provides a fake SSL service that is intended to leak memory from client systems as they connect. This module is hardcoded for using the AES-128-CBC-SHA1 cipher.


  • Neel Mehta
  • Riku
  • Antti
  • Matti
  • hdm <x@hdm.io>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/server/openssl_heartbeat_client_memory
msf auxiliary(openssl_heartbeat_client_memory) > show actions
msf auxiliary(openssl_heartbeat_client_memory) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(openssl_heartbeat_client_memory) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(openssl_heartbeat_client_memory) > run 

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